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The New HSK (2021): An Overview and What’s Changed

The HSK is an official, standard Chinese proficiency test used in international Chinese language education. Starting July 2021, the New HSK standard will replace the previous six-level model. The New HSK 3.0 has a more specific classification system, including both…

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Full Chinese Character Strokes List

A lot of Chinese learners may think that Chinese characters just look like a bunch of lines and squares that makes no sense to them. For most beginners, writing Chinese characters is more like drawing rather than writing. But, if…

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The Tone Changes Rules of “一”

1. 一 is pronounced as the 1st tone “yī” when it’s by itself, it works as a number, it is put at the end of the word, phrase or sentence. e.g. 一 (yī) 唯一 (wéi  yī) the one and only…

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The Tone Changes Rules of “不”

1. 不 is a 4th tone syllable by itself. 不 (bù) 2. The tone doesn’t change when 不 is followed by a 1st tone, 2nd tone or 3rd tone syllable. e.g. 不 + 1st Tone 不吃 (bù chī) 不 +…

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How to pronounce [z]/[c]/[s] in Chinese Pinyin

How to pronounce [z]: Lengthen your mouth, spread your tongue companied with pressing the tip of your tongue against the upper alveolar ridge and then loosen the tongue-tip a little to let the airflow out without vibration of the vocal…

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